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Dec 6, 2013 4:30am PST
president obama will attend. >> thank you. hearts are heavy around the world and here in the bay area where the antiapartheid movement took center stage decades ago. mandela visited the bay area in june of 1990 including a speech in front of 58,000 people looking to see him at oakland coliseum. he just was released from prison four months before that. a state senator was on stage at the time mayor of berkeley one of the only cities in the world that sanctioned south africa. >> that was a moment of joy for the entire community and the coliseum was full, every seats standing room only. we were celebrating this extraordinary human spirit. >> in 1985, 10,000 students at uc berkeley rallyied against apartheid and boycotted chooses. the following year, cam became the largest government in the united states to withdraw all investments related to south africa. >> people are sharing their memories of nelson mandela on our facebook page. you, too, can leave your thoughts. >> san jose state is taking the first step to addressing what the prosecution calls a hate crime against a black student. the univ
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 5:00am PST
and costs $200 for a set of three including the bay station. >> thank you, jane king. >> president obama has extended a ban on mistick weapons that can slip by metal detectors and x-ray machines which would have expired at midnight. the law is weaker than what advocates and democrats hoped to push through but they wanted to require the elastic firearms come with a metal part that can cannot be detached signing this picture on air force one on the way to nelson mandela's memorial. >> vice president biden will host relatives of of the connecticut school massacre victims at the white house shy of the anniversary and will announce $100 million program to increase access to mental health services and improve mental health facilities. december 14 of last year, the 24-year-old enter the elementary school and were order fire. 20 children were killed along with six adults. >> the government needs to do more to protect the financial system from cyber attacks in the future according to the treasury secretary. the biggest bank websites were koch mid including bank of america and chase launchin
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
memorial event which will be attended by president barack obama and the first lady. so many are expected to turn out, it's believed it will rival the funeral services for pope john paul ii when millions attended. diane. >> alex, thank you so much. as you said, we did learn late today, president and mrs. obama will travel to the memorial services next weekend. they will be on board air force 1, riding with them some former residents of the white house, president george w. bush and mrs. bush. >>> another former president is remembering mandela today. president bill clinton, who talked with the anchor of this week, co-anchor of good morning america, george stephanopoulos. >> he once told me that he lived on hatred, when he went into prison. he said after 11 years he realized that they had taken about everything they could take from him except his mind and heart. he said, i realized that those are things you have to give away, and i decided not to give them away. >> mahatma gandhi, abe lincoln, george washington. he belongs in that group. >> he does. you know, in my lifetime, gandhi and mand
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> not exactly. >> okay, josh, thanks. >>> the latest on the obama care website. white house now claims it has been fixed, working smoothly 90% of the time, but will consumers find that to be true. so much at stake for president obama and millions of americans seeking health insurance. and abc's jon karl has all of the latest from the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: the white house is not quite declaring mission accomplished. they say they've finally achieved their first goal, getting the website improved to the point where most people can use it to pick out health insurance. after two months of system crashes and error messages, the white house says healthcare.gov is working for the vast majority of people who try to use it. in a report filled with colorful charts and graphs. the white house uses to measure its success. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. it's now accessible 90% of the time, up from just 40% in october. the man in charge of the website reboot, gave his bottom
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Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
biggest technical companies this silicon valley are calling on president obama and congress to curve government surveillance video we programs. google, apple, facebook and twitter are publishing an open letter today calling for an end to the program. >> thank you for joining us on this chilly monday morning. see you in 25 minutes. [ ding ] cheese plate? cheese plate. no, i made something better. you used the oven? boom. [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. make the holidays pop. ♪ make t♪ holidays pop. hey, that's the last crescent! oh, did you want it? yeah. we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half. that's not half! guys, i have more. thanks, mom. [ female announcer ] do you have enough pillsbury crescents? like the enticing aroma and distinctive taste of nespresso. elegant capsules meet masterfully crafted machines, and one touch creates the perfect coffee, cappuccino, and latte. ♪ tempt all your senses with one extraordinary coffee. [ penélope cruz ] nespresso. what else? [ male announcer ] discover the world of nespresso
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Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
. from earlier this morning. and he really had the crowd going. president obama called -- yes, that's curt franklin. president obama calling nelson mandela the last great liberator of the 20th century. >> he thanked president mandela for setting him on his own, what he called improbable journey to president. four american presidents there. along with 90 world leaders. much more from that coming up. >>> we're going to switch gears. and get to the strange story. a texas district attorney, fighting for her job after she was arrested for drunk driving. all of her behavior caught on tape. and despite that, she says she is refusing to resign. >>> and we have a diet soda shocker. new research that people are making the switch away from the low-calorie carbonated drinks. we're going to look at why they're not as popular as they used to be. >> a sea change in the beverage industry. >>> also -- ♪ "downton abbey." a lot of excitement, especially at the other end of this desk. the cast joining us. and look what they've brought. the tea truck, already rolled up. we're taking your questions, they
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> tahman bradley, live in washington for us this morning. thank you. >>> you heard tahman reference that memorial service that will be held in a football stadium. it's just part of a logistical nightmare south african officials are now facing. >> in addition to the obamas, it's likely that most of the other living u.s. presidents will travel to south africa. dozens of other high-level dignitaries will also attend. the events are being likened to organizing a world cup, plus an inauguration and a coronation, all at the same time. >>> former president clinton was in office when nelson mandela took power. and their families became close. we will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and compassion. for whom abandoning bitterness was a way of life. >>> mandela's two youngest daughters were in london at the time of his death, attending a premiere of a new film about his life. >> they left immediately after getting the news. but they asked the film be played to the end. the audience was told that mandela had died as the closing credits rolled. prince william was one of those watching th
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 1:40am PST
marquardt, abc news, johannesburg. >> alex, thank you. >>> president obama called himself one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela. he ordered flags at the white house and across the country to be lowered to half staff. karen travers has reaction from around the world. ♪ >> reporter: outside of the home where nelson mandela died, they sang in memory and mourning. >> great fighter, strong man. >> reporter: south africa's president delivered the long dreaded news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost their father. >> reporter: president obama praised the man he called a personal inspiration. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: that sense of historical loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. we are reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> reporter: to regular people. >> is there a man who has more people aware of what he has contributed? >> reporter:. >> reporter: as
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 1:40am PST
be hearing from president obama later this morning. we'll also hear from several members of the mandela family. that is andrew melengheni, a president with nelson mandela in robben island. appears to be wrapping up again. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much. we're here to mourn him in dignity. right now we would like to call on the mtembo clan to honor the family. >> to the people of south africa and president of our country, president zuma. president, royal highness, excellency of the diplomatic -- >> a member of the south african national defense force, an elder of the mandela family. >> on occasions such as this -- allow me to reflect on this occasion. [ inaudible ] >> i don't know if you can hear me. from our vantage point here, it sound like the general not getting a warm reception from the crowd. >> reporter: george, i'm not sure if it was him -- there was a moment when they put a picture on the jumbotron of a picture of the president of south african. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: i don't know if it's connected but that was the sense inside the stadium. we're talk
ABC
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
investigation continues. gio, thank you. >>> we're going to washington now. where president obama coming off the white house announcement that the health care website is mostly fixed will make a new push today to get more americans enrolled in insurance. the white house is really racing against the clock now. >> reporter: that's right. and, george, this is a big, new p.r. push beyond just trying to get more people to enroll. the white house is trying to turn public opinion on this by reminding people of what they say are the benefits of the health care law for everybody. things like ending discrimination for people who have pre-existing conditions. and expanding coverage to millions of people who never had health insurance. and there will be a political component to the president's message today, and this push that you will see virtually every day for the next three weeks. he's going to be saying and the white house will be saying, the republicans simply have no alternative to this health law. >> you saw the website working at a much higher capacity yesterday. but still, a lot of bugs th
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
next week i don't mean moderate. i mean warm up. >> thank you. >> up next, bad dog? why first lady michelle obama may want to get sony toddler trained. >> and fit moms debate with the owner of a owner of a lingerie company. >> this is interstate 680. usual pattern, heavier traffic is northbound and light going southb uncle go one,two,one,two,one [uncle]thistwo,one.cotch,okay? [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? to those who've been waiting welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage, and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. >> this is a lot harder than i thought it would be. i -- i can't. we're -- let's just go to break. we'll be right back. >> he went out like a champion. sam champion got emotional on the last day on "good morning america". robin, george and josh showed clips of past sam moments and ro
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 1:40am PST
rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sunny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil this year's decorations and thank them for their sacrifices. >> no matter what challenges you all face, during the holidays or any other time during the year, you all just dig a little deeper. >> reporter: the white house is fully decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome the 70,000 visitors expected this season. the numbers are impressive. it took 83 volunteers from all 50 states to deck these halls. there are 24 christmas trees, 450 books, a 300-pound gingerbread white house with and 1,000 yards of satin ribbon used to make replicas of the famous pups. >> they are mechanical. this is a new step. we are stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named h
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 4:00am PST
minutes into los gatos. >> thank you, leyla gulen. a massive international tribute for nelson mandela is underway this morning in south africa. a joyful crowd dancing in the stadium, president obama along with international leaders past and present in the stands. we have been following the celebration through the night from washington, dc. >> good morning. a cold and rainy day in johannesburg but the streets are electric. at the stadium, dignitaries from around the world have gathered with thousands to remember a man who changed the world. >> they came in drenching rain. tens of thousands singing, dancing, and screaming nelson mandela's name. >> nelson mandela, viva. >> the memorial service at the stadium in johannesburg, with 94 ,000 seat soccer facility is where nelson mandela made the final appearance in 2010 and together a grateful world gathered to say good by. >> remember him for the righteousness which he has
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
winter still has 13 days to officially arrive. david? >> feels like it's already here. thank you so much. the weather picture tonight. much more on "good morning america." >>> to south africa now, where more than 50 world leaders will arrive to honor nelson mandela. that number growing. president obama leaving on air force one tomorrow night with the first lady, of course, who met mandela with her daughters. the obamas have invited former president george w. bush and laura bush to travel them. the bushes have said they will. former president clinton and hillary clinton making the trip, as will former president jimmy carter, too. tonight, we learned queen elizabeth, who met mandela a number of times, has asked that her son prince charles attend in her place. and on this sunday in south africa, a day of prayer. and word from one of nelson mandela's daughters, during his final days. abc's byron pitts is there. >> reporter: this sunday was soaked in symbolism. the former township, once the epicenter of the anti-apartheid movement. grief and gratitude stretched across generations. he spoke fo
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Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
. thanks to all of you for being here. bill, let me begin with you. we ended the piece with the relation obama and nelson mandela. and president clinton. they're important but didn't agree in important ways as politicians. >> they are. it's -- was noteworthy that the president he felt closest to was bill clinton because they had more in common and that mandela and obama. mandela has the joy in the robust give and take of politics. the schmoozing. the deal-making. the stage craft. the theater. obama is more cerebral. he doesn't seem to enjoy going up and shaking hands and the favors. >> speaking of the political theater. we have the video. you were with mandela on the day he cast the vote for president, waved that ballot. he knew what that meant to his people. it was such a triumphant day. you were with him through all the grunt work of creating a constitution. he knew that that white minority had to be free from fear and believe they rights would be protected. >> absolutely. it's no disstatement to say i counseled him on the constitution. but rather i was able to set up a global
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